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Last night at Cashman Stadium in Las Vegas, RHP Rafael Montero made his first start for Triple-A Las Vegas since his promotion and allowed five runs - one earned - on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

The 51s committed four errors last night, three of which came in the fifth inning with one of the three coming on a throwing error by Montero.

Montero was relieved by Justin Hampson, who earned the win in the 51s 11-5 victory over Colorado Springs.

It was Montero's second start for Las Vegas this season - he made a spot start at Triple-A last month before returning to Double-A Binghamton.

Overall, Montero is 7-4 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 starts between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013.

During a Q&A session at Citi Field yesterday, Sandy Alderson said due to Montero not being on the 40-man roster, it was unlikely he would make his big league debut this season.

For complete coverage of the Mets minor leagues, be sure to check out SNY's Mets Minor League Blog.

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